Ratings for Dr. David B. Ross
These are the very bizarre statements Dr. David B. Ross said to my very shy child: • There’s nothing wrong with your brain; • If we don’t fix the problem, I will give you shots and pills!; • I don’t care if I give you shots and pills. That will make me Rich!; • You don’t want shots and pills do you?; and • That will make me Rich! When we told him that is not why we sought him out, he stated: “Well, it’s like when you go to a cop. It’s to find out if there is a crime
Went there with autistic son and he threatened him with a HUGE needle to prove to me that he could be scared into behaving like an angel. He is not fit to treat a child. This was 4 yrs ago and my child is still traumatized over it and brings it up.
I took my toddler to him for Seizure condition and he would ask I leave the room, (which i wouldn't) then would threaten my sons bad behavior and tell him he will give him a shot in the butt if he doesn't straighten up. This guys in INSANE! We left his office after 5 really odd visits, he would come into the room and never look at us always typing in the computer and if my son made a peep he would get in his face and threaten him. I'm shocked this guy is still a Dr. Someone needs to investigate him and his ways with children.
I’ve been seeing Doctor Ross for about 4 months now. And I’ve been dealing with a neuropathic pain for 23 years plus. I wanted to start with this so it is understood that I have been to them ALL, every test imaginable as well and I have become a pretty good evaluator. I don’t typically rush in to anything especially regarding testimony until I’m sure. I’m sure now!` Dr. Ross is decades beyond his peers, DECADES! He has integrated practices that are only now being infused into the community of Neurology 15 years later. He is the most intuitive doctor I have ever had the good fortune of meeting. He has this amazing way of finding the mix in both our psychological and neurological responses to our pain. And he paints pictures with analogies to explain why and what and how all these things come together to create hmmm, kind of the monster living inside us. Yet when he uses these analogies it’s not in the “you’re stupid” reverberation, it just gives you clarity. And he’s soooo patient! We’re the same age, old, lol but like a father teaches his beloved child. Until Friday, my latest appointment, we went around and around with analogies. One right after another, he never grew weary or grumpy… I just couldn’t grasp it. But WOW! What an epiphany on Friday. I had an abscessed tooth extracted. Hurt like a MF! But I didn’t take any pain pills, and I wasn’t having an emotional meltdown at the thought of this pain. But my back???? As soon as spasm starts I crash! Terrified of the oncoming pain of the neuropathy that I know will follow! Listen carefully…Doctor Ross seized this moment to show me. Big sigh…and he drove it home….Bam!!! just like that and it was crystal clear. It’s fear. It’s ALL fear. I wasn’t afraid of the toothache because I knew for a FACT, NO DOUBT that it would over in a couple days. I wasn’t suffering emotionally due to this temporary infliction. My back…a few spasm and I am engulfed in debilitating fear. a memory of pain that may not even be there…I’m serious. I never let it get past the spasms before I hit the drugs. I have created a huge storm in a glass of water. The mind is as they say the origin of everything. I’ve made it so much bigger than it is. I don’t even know what size it is. I’m holding to tight to the memory and feeding it fear, so it’s growing exponentially. Because when I think about it objectively it is NOT worse than this toothache. Not even close. Dr. Ross is going to help me let go of the fear while still backing me up. I take tramadol. He wants me to start cutting back. But just prior to this mind blowing reality I whined first thing “I can’t, I’m to scared” and he responded “you don’t have to let them go, they’ll be right there if you need one. But wait until you need one”. That was Friday. Today is Monday, and I’m down from 3 a day to 2 a day. I feel the spasms, but they don’t really hurt. They are annoying. I think if I incorporate Tai Chie as he instructed I may be able to eliminate the spasms completely. He is a God send. A gentle, kind, magical doctor that will ultimately give me back my freedom. There is no price for that! Thank you Doctor Ross!
Suffice it to say I had my concerns prior to seeing Dr. Ross. Unlike most, I can say this from experience having worked within the medical field, he didn't stop just to tell me I had this or that. In fact, he took the time, to explain every detail and facet connected to my condition. I will be forthcoming to state, I had less concerns leaving Dr. Ross' office then went I first went in to see him. His front/back office staff were most courteous and helpful. I would highly recommend Dr. Ross if one is in need of a Neurologist, he's "top notch" in his field.
I should have left the second they called my name. As soon as I was called back to the exam room he was arguing with another staff member. That was my first sign I should have left. I mean really? Arguing in front of a patient? Not professional. He didn't give me a chance to even describe my headaches before he lectured me. He ended his lecture complaining about how one of his employees quit and how she will never find another job and that this is life and I need to suck it up and get over it. Seriously? I couldn't leave fast enough. He gave me a headache.
I chose Dr. Ross based on these reviews. I was a bit skeptical because he had so many positive reviews, but they are legitimate. First of all, he accomodated me and saw me in two days. Dr. Ross spent as much time as I needed and didn't rush me out of the room. I really like his personality, and his dry sense of humor. Dr. Ross was very practical and didn't apply a "shotgun" approach. He didn't get a lot of unnecessary blood work, MRI and the like. He offered an EMG/Nerve Conduction Study test, but didn't push it on me. I elected to have the procedure done, and I read how the procedure can be extremely painful. I was surprised because I experienced no pain with it. It was very similar to acupuncture in terms of pain and pressure. That being said, I don't have fibromyalgia, myositis or vasculitis which may alter your pain perception. I highly recommend him.
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- University Of Miami School Of Medicine (Grad. 1979)
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